Lang Cat, Crooked Cat, Spider Cat

by James Yorkston and The Athletes

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"This peculiar wee record was recorded over two days in 2004 or 2005 up at Inch House in Edinburgh, where we had our rehearsal room. The music was then edited down and played with a bit by me. None of the tracks had any forethought or planning, we just hit Record and got on with it.

In the early days, I'd always hoped that James Yorkston & The Athletes would sound like a cross between Can and Planxty. We never really got there, but this album is a reflection of that time and shows a side of the sound we were all interested in. 'Lang Cat, Crooked Cat, Spider Cat' never came out on vinyl, though I do have my eye on it doing so at some point. It was recorded for Fence Records, who I was heavily involved with at the time, for their 'Picket Fence' CDr series. I believe this was C12. Good times." - James Yorkston


released January 1, 2005

James Yorkston - Banjo, electric & double bass, guitar, violin, mixing & Editing. Faisal Rahman - Guitar, violin, percussion. Reuben Taylor - Accordion, concertina, double bass, harmonium, recording. Douglas Paul - Percussion, banjo, concertina, double bass. All music composed by all of the above.


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